Racism in taxi trade



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The controversial report, carried out by the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, found that no taxi company in Galway employs black drivers.
As a matter of interest, I wonder how many black people played a part in compiling that report?
 

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Rascism is prevalent in society. Taxi drivers meet the public all day every day. Guaranteed that what comes up from any Irish person who returns on holiday is, Wow there's a lot of blacks, asians, polish in Ireland now etc etc.

They are dragged into these discussions.
 

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prevalent in society

Yes I agree with that and taxi drivers are reflective of society. Some are very good and some not so good. What is disappointing is that the taxi drivers representative organisations have not come out against racism, when it has been exposed.

The issue for taxi drivers is not the ethnic make up of drivers but the result of deregulation which increased the number of taxis from 2,500 to 14,000 in Dublin. The representatives of the taxi trade do themselves no favours when they divide themselves into Irish and non-Irish.
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Taxi drivers 'are racially abusing colleagues' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie
 

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I've frequently listened to virulent racist comments from taxi drivers in Dublin regarding fellow taxi drivers. It'd make one feel sick to the stomach - It reminds me of how the Irish were treated in the 1950s in England. ' No Irish need apply'; 'No Blacks, no Irish, no dogs admitted here' etc
 

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I've frequently listened to virulent racist comments from taxi drivers in Dublin regarding fellow taxi drivers. It'd make one feel sick to the stomach
Try blacking up and listening to virulent racist comments made against Irish drivers. Get back to us with your report.
 

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Racism prevalent in taxi industry | Show Racism the Red Card

A new report from University of Galway is damning on the city's taxi trade for the prevalence of widespread racism
Is it not simply a case that by statistic probability there are no black taxi drivers, after all they do compose a minority of the over all population. If you went to South Africa I am sure it would not be called racism to see no white taxi drivers.

The report, set to be published next week, has made 12 recommendations, including that taxi drivers attend training sessions on racism as soon as possible. It also accuses the public of not always taking the first taxi in the queue. A survey revealed that 26% were trying to find an ‘Irish taxi’.
How does an Irish person know if a taxi driver is Irish? Unless it is when they speak to them. If the Irish descriminate against all foreigners, Polish, Nigerian, Chinese equally then it is hardly racism is it?
 

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Is it not simply a case that by statistic probability there are no black taxi drivers, after all they do compose a minority of the over all population. If you went to South Africa I am sure it would not be called racism to see no white taxi drivers.


How does an Irish person know if a taxi driver is Irish? Unless it is when they speak to them. If the Irish descriminate against all foreigners, Polish, Nigerian, Chinese equally then it is hardly racism is it?
Er well it would be racism actually
 

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Rascism is prevalent in society. Taxi drivers meet the public all day every day. Guaranteed that what comes up from any Irish person who returns on holiday is, Wow there's a lot of blacks, asians, polish in Ireland now etc etc.

They are dragged into these discussions.

And in the next 10 and 20 years, taxi drivers in Britain, the US, Australia and continental Europe will be complaining about the number of paddies flooding their countries.

It is cosmic hypocrisy for a historic nation of emigrants like the Irish to complain about immigrants here, and is even more hypocritical considering how many of those doing the complaining will themselves be flooding into foreign lands in the coming years - and will be victims of the very racism they have been subjecting others to here.
 

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And in the next 10 and 20 years, taxi drivers in Britain, the US, Australia and continental Europe will be complaining about the number of paddies flooding their countries.

It is cosmic hypocrisy for a historic nation of emigrants like the Irish to complain about immigrants here, and is even more hypocritical considering how many of those doing the complaining will themselves be flooding into foreign lands in the coming years - and will be victims of the very racism they have been subjecting others to here.
No the Irish will be very welcome in Britain, the US and Australia as are their citizens very welcome here.
 

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I've frequently listened to virulent racist comments from taxi drivers in Dublin regarding fellow taxi drivers. It'd make one feel sick to the stomach - It reminds me of how the Irish were treated in the 1950s in England. ' No Irish need apply'; 'No Blacks, no Irish, no dogs admitted here' etc
Link please?

Hundreds of thousands of Irish People went to England in the 50s and did well for themselves.

My Dad was one of them (for while anyway)

Is not the problem here that most (indeed almost all) of the Black taximen in this State are not Irish but from Africa

- & that they are moving in on a trade were competition and lack of customers is already hard enough on Irish taxi drivers.

I'm sure the taximen of Lagos would be none too pleased if a similar proportion of White taximen from Europe arrived on their doorstep and elbowed in on their Trade in hard times like these too!

More PC moaning IMO.:evil:

These people should be standing up for the rights of Irish Citizens 1st.

- & if they are Black too then they should be treated exactly the same as any other Irish person as well.:)

But I seriously doubt more than a handful (if any) of these taximen would hold Irish citizenship.
 

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Catalpa- according to the last census 420,000 in Ireland were from outside Ireland. That some of them work in the taxi trade therefore is not a surprise. The total deregulation of the taxi trade is a problem but racism is no solution. Customers picking out 'white' and supposedly Irish drivers who are third in the queue are just part of a problem. If taxi reps do not stand against this, then their trade won't get any better. Racist division of our society will only make it a worse place than it is going to be anyway.

What foreign investor will want to locate into such a place? Google said that one of the reasons they came here, was because Ireland had a ready supply of multi lingual and multi cultural workers.

As for racism at home, it won't do us any favours abroad.
 

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Link please?

Hundreds of thousands of Irish People went to England in the 50s and did well for themselves.

My Dad was one of them (for while anyway)
Completely agree with this. I thought the No Irish Need Apply was far more widespread in the US (Mid 1800's). Or was it just the Brits?
 

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Catalpa- according to the last census 420,000 in Ireland were from outside Ireland. That some of them work in the taxi trade therefore is not a surprise. The total deregulation of the taxi trade is a problem but racism is no solution. Customers picking out 'white' and supposedly Irish drivers who are third in the queue are just part of a problem. If taxi reps do not stand against this, then their trade won't get any better. Racist division of our society will only make it a worse place than it is going to be anyway.

What foreign investor will want to locate into such a place? Google said that one of the reasons they came here, was because Ireland had a ready supply of multi lingual and multi cultural workers.

As for racism at home, it won't do us any favours abroad.

did you live in britian and see signs that said no irish blacks and dogs,
i was brought up in the uk and my parents lived there from the 30's and i can assure you you do not speak for me or my parents, i ask you once again did you yourself see these signs, if not get off your high horse.
 

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Google said that one of the reasons ( foreign investors ) came here, was because Ireland had a ready supply of multi lingual and multi cultural workers.
Google said ? When did Mr Google say this and what foreign investors exactly was he referring to ? .:rolleyes: Links please - that looks like BS to me...;)

Yeah, allowing over a million economic migrants to flood into a small economy in less than a decade was a real economic master stroke, wasn't it - The Zanu FF cute hoors ! ! .:rolleyes:
 

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did you live in britian and see signs that said no irish blacks and dogs,
i was brought up in the uk and my parents lived there from the 30's and i can assure you you do not speak for me or my parents, i ask you once again did you yourself see these signs, if not get off your high horse.
So because Irish were treated like crap in the 1930s it excuses us treating others the same way?
 

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More racialist drivel from racialists. What about yellow taxi drivers? Or red ones? How many Chinese or Native Americans are in the job? Is it basically racist to segregate and subdivide the human species into "races" by the alleged shade of their hides?

Africans also seem to be largely excluded from the Oireachtas, Dairy Farming, Water Divining and a host of other trades. Why is this report only singling out the taxi trade? lets go the whole hog and give little dark skinned children the attitude of persecuted victims right across the board from the outset. That way they're sure to be sufficiently crippled in life to prevent most of them from ever amounting to much and the racialists in the anti-racism trade will have ample opportunities to reinforce the self-fulfilling loop.
 

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I've frequently listened to virulent racist comments from taxi drivers in Dublin regarding fellow taxi drivers. It'd make one feel sick to the stomach - It reminds me of how the Irish were treated in the 1950s in England. ' No Irish need apply'; 'No Blacks, no Irish, no dogs admitted here' etc
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